Effectiveness of three contingency-nonspecific stimuli on bathroom graffiti prevention in a college setting

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Abstract

An A-B-A design was adopted to test the effectiveness of different types of contingency-nonspecific stimuli in the prevention of bathroom graffiti in a college setting. The three stimuli examined in this study have been frequently used to prevent bathroom graffiti in South Korea and they were: (a) "Please do not write, draw, or mark on these walls;" (b) a mirror; and (c) "Courteous people keep public places clean." No graffiti was observed when the first and second stimuli were presented. In contrast, a notable increase in bathroom graffiti was observed when the third sign was presented. The results suggest that a contingency non-specific stimuli posting intervention can be effective in the prevention of bathroom graffiti only when appropriate stimuli are used. The practical implications, including costeffectiveness, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-418
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

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